Federal disaster aid available for Piedmont after winter storm

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of March 6-7.

The president’s action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person and Randolph counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Elizabeth Turner has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

Turner said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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